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ASID Announces Key Additions to Senior Team
ICON Online
The American Society of Interior Designers has announced three appointments to its senior team. Kevin Mulvaney joins ASID as vice president for strategic marketing and communications; Matthew DeGeeter is the new director of engagement; and Andy Whittaker serves as director of market research.
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GO PRO/NYC: Get Inspired, Gather Knowledge, Grow Your Network
ASID
With a week to go before GO PRO/NYC kicks off Oct. 4, it's time to plan your schedule so you make the best of this exclusive, two-day exclusive conference. Making it even easier, GO PRO attendees will have their first ever mobile app, allowing them to connect with each other, receive real-time event updates, view scheduling and maps to all venues and more! GO PRO/NYC has been approved for .8 CEUs, and with only few more spots available, register now and download the mobile app by searching "GO PRO NYC" in the iTunes Store and Google Play!
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Make It a Double Feature in Philadelphia: REGREEN and Greenbuild
ASID
Philadelphia plays host to two important green design events in November: the REGREEN Implementation Workshop on Nov. 18, followed by Greenbuild, Nov. 20-22. REGREEN fills an important niche in the marketplace, helping design professionals create sustainable, healthy interiors. For more program information and to register, click here.
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Real World Design Week: Registration Now Open for All ASID Members
ASID
Real World Design Week connects passionate interior design students with professionals working in the industry. This year it's back with exciting new member features! Professionals can experience the new mentor-matching portal — ready for you to create your profile, approve matches with students and indicate meeting date and time preferences. Student registration also is now open. This program is for ASID members only. If you have questions about your ASID account or log-in credentials, please email membership@asid.org.
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Biophilia, Biomimicry and Other Live Topics
Office Insight
How do biophilia and biomimicry concepts influence design thinking and help shape workplace and institutional design strategies? ASID President Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED AP BD+C, shared her insights and experience during "Survey of Nature-Inspired Workplaces," a presentation at NeoCon 2013.
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Home Improvements, Remodeling on the Rise
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Current property owners are increasing their home remodeling efforts, according to recent data released Sept. 17 by BuildFax. The Federal Savings Bank encourages homeowners to use a special cash-out refinance loan as a helpful way to pay for home improvements during a bullish housing market.
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The Future of Light
PSFK
At a time when people are becoming increasingly inundated by a seemingly endless stream of media, marketing, messages and alerts, the most vied-for commodity is someone's undivided attention. This question has technologists rethinking the ways light can draw people in and keep them interested in retail environments, museums and other public settings. Beyond sheer novelty, innovators are discovering practical uses for these interactions as well, exploring how these technologies can be deployed in therapeutic settings to alleviate stress or promote deeper engagement with educational exhibits, suggesting a larger array of opportunities than what was previously possible.
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The Tricky Science of Color Perception
Observatory
Color is infinitely shifty. It's unstable in the presence of nearby colors. It's vulnerable to tricks of the light. It acts like it's moving when it's not. It can act like it's there when it's not. Yet the tricky, intertwined science and art of color perception still goes under-appreciated.
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Interior Design Reveals 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
Interior Design
Interior Design has revealed the honorees at its upcoming 29th annual Hall of Fame awards. Selected by editor in chief Cindy Allen and a committee of previous Hall of Fame members, this year's inductees include six A&D professionals whose work has enriched the design world.
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An Era of Choice
Metropolis
We're well into a knowledge era, but its full effects may not yet be upon us. We need new lenses to chart the course for a new era. Like the industrial revolution before it, the knowledge revolution is already changing our lives in profound and unexpected ways.
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Art-Inspired Interiors
Interior Design
Interior designers love to work with art, but sometimes they create interiors that are themselves works of art. Interior Design magazine spotlights 25 interiors in which the art of design transforms spaces into visual masterpieces.
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How Interior Design Changes in Times of Upheaval
The Huffington Post
It's tempting to credit Mad Men for the mid-century modern flair that permeates design today. But — as the Louis XVI era proves — design has historically gravitated toward the styles of "better times" whenever the economic or social landscape is uncertain.
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Reality Check: The Best Interior Designers Study Customer Experience
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Home can be a very emotional place for many of us, so residential design can be a challenge. When an interior designer helps create someone's home, that job carries quite a bit of responsibility! It's not always about the end product. It's high time for the total customer experience to be included in interior design educational curriculum.
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Technology Tools & Tips for Interior Designers: LinkedIn
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LinkedIn allows you to develop relationships easily with a broad range of professionals your community. Who is on LinkedIn? At last count, 238 million users in 200 countries. You may not consider it necessary to be widely connected outside of your hometown, but you never know when you'll need a referral in another state or country.
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How Much Are You Leaving on the Table? Improve Your After-Tax Efficiency
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
Most interior designers strive to achieve two goals in their business: to "do good" by providing a quality service, and to "do well" in terms of financial rewards. Unfortunately, as to the second goal, many designers do not operate their businesses with optimal after-tax efficiency. In fact, we often see businesses leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table each year — which can equate to nearly $1 million of lost wealth over a career.
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Digital Marketing for Interior Designers
Doodle Home
Search engine marketing, content marketing, SEO, PPC: The onslaught of monikers and abbreviations connected to online marketing can feel more than daunting. However, for interior designers — or any business, for that matter — there is no denying the power of the digital space.
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Referral Marketing: 6 Steps to Building a Referral Network
K+BB Collective
Ask kitchen and bath designers what they believe to be their best source of new business and most will probably give you the same answer: referrals. The only problem with referrals is you never get enough of them, so most designers cannot rely on customer referrals alone to keep their businesses going. What you can do, however, is maximize the number of referrals you get.
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New Ways to Grow
Boutique Design
Four on-the-rise hospitality design firms share their strategies for standing out in today's highly competitive market.
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Wallpaper Sees Aggressive Comeback in Design
The Editor at Large
This season wallpaper is everywhere: throughout designer show houses, shelter publications and designer projects. As a result, showrooms and fabric houses — some of which have previously not been in the wallpaper business — are responding with attractive options.
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Showers Clean Up
Kitchen & Bath Design News
Simplicity is in when it comes to showers and tubs, with a move toward fewer body sprays and optional features, clean lines and a roomier feel through creative design.
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Pilot Program Designed to Help Seniors Make Home Upgrades
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A pilot program from the Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation, or NEDCO, is focusing on helping seniors with home upgrades. "Aging in Place" started a few months ago as a collaborative effort between the state of Oregon and NEDCO. So far, they have allocated more than $175,000 to home improvement projects.
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10 Tips on Small Bedroom Interior Design
Homesthetics
No matter if a home was built from scratch or bought, in time the functionality of the spaces will change as new technology is introduced, occupants age, materials evolve. But the one space that will keep its functionality — a very important function for each one of us — is the bedroom.
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All About Wet Rooms
Kitchen Bath Trends
Generally, every bathroom has the same essentials: a sink, vanity, toilet, shower and bathtub. So what is an alternative option to a traditional bathroom that is spacious, easy and effortless? Wet rooms are a trendy choice for bathrooms today.
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Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge Offers $100,000 Prize Purse
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Thermador is giving away $100,000 in prizes for the most luxurious, bold and inspiring Thermador kitchens submitted to the Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge. Designers, builders, architects, remodelers and kitchen dealers are called upon to enter Thermador kitchens completed in 2012 or 2013 by the March 1, 2014, contest deadline.
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Product Innovations: Creative Solutions to Enhancing Building Performance
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Awarded during NeoCon 2013, Product Innovations is a showcase of offerings that exemplify how performance and aesthetics can enhance facilities management. This year's Grand Prize and Merit winners cover a diverse range of solutions, including enhanced ergonomics for mobile device users, flooring options that marry sustainability and performance, furniture that encourages active movement and wall options for acoustical privacy.
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Perceived Increase in Productivity in LEED Certified Buildings
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According to a study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, employees who worked in LEED-certified buildings were more productive and less prone to absenteeism.
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New Site Specializes in Sustainably Sourced Home Goods
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A new online retail site, WE'VE, is the latest project from Eve Blossom, founder of Lulan Artisans. The site features sustainably sourced products from artisans, along with the stories of their work and materials.
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ASID Welcomes Key Additions to Senior Team
ICON Online
ASID is proud to welcome three talented individuals to its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., where their dedication and expertise will help drive the Society's mission and vision.

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How to Find an Interior Design Job
Interior Design Info
If you are searching for interior design work, there are many different types of jobs available, both in residential and commercial interior design — and some you may not expect.

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Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics
Dwell
This fall, the editors at Dwell are loving neutral and organic tones. A slideshow offers a glimpse of some of the Dwell homes that really capture the concept of this trend.

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What Workers Want
Steelcase 360
A recent synthesis of Steelcase Workplace Surveys, conducted with more than 265 organizations, found key insights about what workers want from their offices. People want to do their best work, so how can we leverage the workplace to inspire and engage employees?
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Hospital Vestibules: Making a Good First and Last Impression
Healthcare Design
Vestibules are often an overlooked yet crucial aspect of hospital design. They're a visitor's introduction to a facility. When they're well-designed and work right, visitors barely notice them as they walk through. But when they don't work right, everyone notices.
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Office Design Trend: Homespun
Formica
For many, the workplace serves as a home away from home. Designers are taking note and creating office furniture and textiles that come just a few steps short of inviting you to kick off your shoes and curl up with your laptop.
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Full Spectrum: Color That's Good for Health
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It has been proven time and again that our emotions affect our health. So it makes sense that how we feel while in healthcare environments can make a difference in how we recover.
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